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Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

David Ige said in a statement . After hitting the Big Island, the storm is expected to churn north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watc...

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Canadians advised against non-essential travel to Hawaii as hurricane looms

A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Hawaii Island as powerful Hurricane Lane continues to move west northwest towards the state. The onset of damaging tropical-storm-force winds on the B...

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Trump Expects to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance

Trump Expects to Revoke DOJ Official's Security Clearance

Bruce Ohr may be his next target. In an op-ed published by the Washington Post , McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who led US Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, not only called Brenna...

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'Devastating' red tide massacring Florida dolphins

'Devastating' red tide massacring Florida dolphins

Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency across parts of Florida that have been overrun by a toxic algae bloom that is killing fish and emptying beaches and restaurants. "It's not an easy...

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Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

It's made up of three pods, all of which have been listed as endangered in both the US and Canada . "It is very possible that she has succumbed at this point and that we may never see her again", T...

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Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

The steam will kick off at exactly 8.30pm UTC or 9.30pm United Kingdom time. The shower will be visible to the naked eye. It's an opportunity to see in excess of 60 meteors an hour! The key to s...

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We're livestreaming the Perseid meteor shower

This year's show is predicted to be an "average" show by Perseid standards, with as many as 50-60 meteors per hour at peak. There's no need to worry about meteors raining down on you, though, as ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral

Due to the success of this landing, which was the 28th booster that the company has ever recovered, Falcon 9 may go into space for the third time. On that earlier flight, the Block 5 , after getting ...

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Rick Scott says state will fight red tide

Rick Scott says state will fight red tide

Dozens of sea turtles are also turning up dead. "FWC and DEP will enhance cleanup efforts, public awareness initiatives and water testing to ensure that Floridians understand the best ways to minimi...

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Trump Administration to Roll Back Obama-Era CAFE Standards

Today's amended complaint argues that California's firearms laws, passed to protect its residents from gun violence, would be undermined by the public distribution of 3D downloadable guns and that the...

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NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

Some, however, deem that target ambitious. "What an exciting and unbelievable day", Jim Bridenstine , NASA's administrator, said at the announcement at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston ...

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Trump administration announces plans to freeze Obama-era fuel-efficiency requirements

Trump administration announces plans to freeze Obama-era fuel-efficiency requirements

Under the policy enacted by the Obama administration in 2012 , the target would have risen progressively from 37mpg (6.4L/100km) in the 2020 model year to 46.5mpg (5.1L/100km) in 2025 model year. Tra...

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NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first US astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station . NASA has just updated its schedule ...

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Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

Life on Mars? Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

The possibility of life on Mars, either now or historically, is still the greatest question left to answer about our nearest planetary neighbour, and it will now be up to future missions - such as the...

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Most Of Maryland

The National Weather Service Peachtree City office has been working with local and county emergency management officials to determine the magnitude of damage in Gilmer county from last weekend. Show...

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How to see this weekend’s blood moon lunar eclipse

How to see this weekend’s blood moon lunar eclipse

The moon will rise from the horizon tinged a deep, rusty red as it is totally eclipsed by the Earth. At its longest point, the eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes. The eclipse of the ...

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Liquid water lake discovered on Mars

Liquid water lake discovered on Mars

The discovery was made using a radar instrument on board the Mars Express orbiter , which works by bouncing low-frequency electromagnetic waves off the surface of the planet then analysing the data...

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In the United States will go to the auction stuff Neil Armstrong

In the United States will go to the auction stuff Neil Armstrong

The first men walked on the moon 49 years ago today. Armstrong was one of the three astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission and one of the two who landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. In all more th...

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Shouting, Insults As FBI Agent Faces Angry Republicans

Shouting, Insults As FBI Agent Faces Angry Republicans

That meant Justice Department investigators could access all their messages, including the ones in which they criticized Trump and appeared to discuss how they might use their powers to keep him from ...

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Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

Questions about Kavanaugh temper enthusiasm for Trump pick

Kavanaugh's hard-line conservative record, compared with that of retiring centrist-conservative Kennedy, would mean diminished individual rights for women and minorities, affecting access to abortio...

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Justice Kennedy to retire, Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court

Justice Kennedy to retire, Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court

The nine-point difference could suggest an enthusiasm gap between the parties, as liberal groups sound the alarm that a newly configured court could outlaw abortion rights if a conservative nominee re...

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Senator Susan Collins Says Anti-Roe Nominees Would 'Not Be Acceptable'

Senator Susan Collins Says Anti-Roe Nominees Would 'Not Be Acceptable'

Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law", Collins said on CNN's " State of the Union ". As a result, the...

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SpaceX Is Transporting AI Support Robot CIMON to ISS

SpaceX Is Transporting AI Support Robot CIMON to ISS

Among the hundreds of pounds of hardware flying to the space station is a spare Canadian-built Latching End Effector (LEE). Cimon's human handlers promised the first AI space bot will behave its...

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Heat and humidity to continue for the holiday week

Heat and humidity to continue for the holiday week

After a high of 86 on Thursday , thermometers are expected to reach near 100 degrees on Friday , according to the National Weather Service. Several counties in the Triangle were under a heat ad...

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US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to retire

US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to retire

Justice William Brennan, a Republican nominee whom President Dwight Eisenhower reportedly considered one of his two biggest mistakes (the other was Chief Justice Earl Warren), once said that the mo...

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Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

The US has unilaterally withdrawn from treaties before, however, and Trump could just channel Emperor Palpatine and declare, " I will make it legal ". Conceivably the 2019 NDAA that is now going thr...

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United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

It is estimated that we use and discard 500,000,000,000 (half a trillion) plastic bags each year and over a million plastic bottles are sold every minute. In the meantime, apart from the plastic pollu...

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SES launches SES-12 satellite onboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

SES launches SES-12 satellite onboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted out the mission's success early Monday morning. Air Force and weather officials predict a 70 percent chance of good launch weather. SpaceX is also planning to s...

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White House Whims Are Not Grounds for Emergency Coal, Nuke Plant Bailouts

White House Whims Are Not Grounds for Emergency Coal, Nuke Plant Bailouts

The Energy Department action, if ordered, would represent an unprecedented intervention into USA energy markets. One impartial group that manages the electrical energy grid that serves greater than ...

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Canada purchases Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5B

Canada purchases Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5B

The Canadian pipeline industry welcomes news Tuesday that the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline is more likely to be built, but expressed grave misgivings over the federal government's decision to bu...

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